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Foundation Voices

Reset and Replenish: A Note to Educators Headed Back to School

August 30, 2021

If you are like me, you are fresh out of crayons, markers, erasers, pencils, and paper, but no worries, you have time to replenish not only your classroom shelves but your spiritual, mental, and physical selves as well. How do you find the will, the way, and the wisdom to replenish all that has been […]

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For the Media

Educators Honored for Teaching Excellence and Resilience During Pandemic School Year

August 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2021) – The NEA Foundation today announced that 45 public school educators from across the country will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The educators will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s 2022 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 11, 2022. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence […]

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Foundation Voices

Foundation Update – August/September 2021

August 12, 2021

Global lessons know no borders. This fall, through the NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, 49 public school educators will begin a journey to further their comprehension of issues of global significance and ability to bring the same into the classroom. These educators, from from 42 states and a U.S. Department of Defense  school, will join a […]

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2022 Global Learning Fellowship Cohort
For the Media

Educators Selected for Fellowship to Equip Students for Global Citizenship

August 6, 2021

  Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2021) — The NEA Foundation today announced the selection of 49 public school educators to participate in its Global Learning Fellowship, a year-long professional learning experience focused on educating and empowering students for global citizenship. Through the Fellowship, these educators, from 42 states and a U.S. Department of Defense school, will […]

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    Revathi Balakrishnan

    Talented and gifted educator, Patsy Sommer Elementary School, Austin, TX
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    Crystal May

    4th grade educator, Pray-Woodman Elementary School, Maize, KS
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    Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh

    Immediate Past Board Chair